Xeroderma pigmentosum with adult Wilms’ tumour. A rare association.

Case report


Visweswara RN, Osman AR, Majeed SA, Sherghin AS, Muttardi MA.

Department of Pathology, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya.

Scand J Urol Nephrol. 1997 Dec;31(6):569-71.


Xeroderma pigmentosum is an uncommon skin disorder associated with increased incidence of skin tumours and, less often, internal malignancies. Wilms’ tumour is a common paediatric tumour, observed rarely in adults. Here we report the rare association of Xeroderma pigmentosum with adult Wilms’ tumour in two Libyan females. To the best of our knowledge, this association has not been reported so far in the literature.

Keywords: Xeroderma pigmentosum ,Wilms’ tumour,Kidney Tumor